Season 3 Finale

The celebration continues with Episode 74 of The Unique CPA, live from The Beer Temple in Chicago. On part 2 of this three-part series, Randy talks to Dawn Brolin of Powerful Accounting and The Motivation Movement, author of The Designated Motivator for Accounting Professionals and two-time “40 Under 40” award recipient from Accounting Today, and previous Unique CPA guest Josh Lance of Lance CPA Group and Ignition, who has won the same award five times.

Important Links

Powerful Accounting

The Motivation Movement

The Designated Motivator for Accounting Professionals

Lance CPA Group


Sons of CPAs podcast

Padgett of North Carolina

About the Guest

Randy’s guests for part 2 of the Season 3 Celebration included:

  • Dawn Brolin, CEO of Powerful Accounting, LLC, and author of The Designated Motivator for Accounting Professionals
  • Josh Lance, Managing Director of Lance CPA Group and Head of Accounting at Ignition.

Randy was joined by co-host Scott Scarano, owner, Padgett Business Services of North Carolina, and host of the Sons of CPAs podcast.

Meet the Host

Randy Crabtree, CPA

Randy Crabtree

Randy Crabtree, co-founder and partner of Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals, is a widely followed author, lecturer and podcast host for the accounting profession.

Since 2019, he has hosted the “The Unique CPA,” podcast, which ranks among the world’s 5% most popular programs (Source: Listen Score). You can find articles from Randy in Accounting Today’s Voices column, the AICPA Tax Adviser (Tax-saving opportunities for the housing and construction industries) and he is a regular presenter at conferences and virtual training events hosted by CPAmerica, Prime Global, Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), Allinial Global and several state CPA societies. Crabtree also provides continuing professional education to top 100 CPA firms across the country.

Schaumburg, Illinois-based Tri-Merit is a niche professional services firm that specializes in helping CPAs and their clients benefit from R&D tax credits, cost segregation, the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction (179D), the energy efficient home credit (45L) and the employee retention credit (ERC).

Prior to joining Tri-Merit, Crabtree was managing partner of a CPA firm in the greater Chicago area. He has more than 30 years of public accounting and tax consulting experience in a wide variety of industries, and has worked closely with top executives to help them optimize their tax planning strategies.